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Sheep's Head Peninsula

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Address: Bantry, Ireland
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Travelled here with a group including children ranging in age from 9 to 14. We walked from the cafe to the lighthouse and back. . Spectacular views and a lovely relatively easy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled here with a group including children ranging in age from 9 to 14. We walked from the cafe to the lighthouse and back. . Spectacular views and a lovely relatively easy walk with plenty of nooks and cranny to keep the kids interested. The road on the way out to the head is interesting but the views are worth... More 

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Thank Deemeeh
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Poet's Way route (~8 miles and ~4 hours). Walk was more intermediate level - it is January and very wet/boggy with a view detours required as a result. Good distance and the views were incredible. Save some energy for the final 30-40 minute stint which is all uphill - with breathtaking viewpoint for reward. We rated 8.5/10... More 

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Thank therupert
County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walks along this peninsula are breathtaking, on a sunny day you can see for miles over two amazing bays and three peninsulas. You can start on a hill above Bantry town and walk all the 25 miles to the end over a few days. Just make sure to have plenty memory in your camera or phone. Unmissable.

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Thank John O
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful drive, wonderful views especially on a good day and roads too narrow for a large tour bus! Some interesting places en route and a lovely coffee shop near the end of the road. Very peaceful and unspoiled! Well worth the drive!

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Thank Angela C
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice scenery on the drive out to the point. Raining and windy the day we went out so we couldn't hike out to the lighthouse but would certainly try next time. Beautiful country views and small villages on the way.

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once we found the carpark, the markers along the route were excellent! Amazing views... completely unspoilt landscape. (More help to locate the carpark at the top of the hill would be helpful because that narrow road makes you feel as though you've gone wrong)

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Thank LWA2014
Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Bantry it's an long, idyllic drive through hedges, pastures and along the coast out to the old lighthouse. Even on weekends it's not too crowded and the scenery in all directions is spectacular. The walk down to the lighthouse is well worn,dry and easy but also exhilarating enough to feel you've gotten some exercise.(4Km RT) It can be very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Breath taking views that impressed the whole family. Well worth the trip. Great stop for a few hours to explore .

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Thank mansfial
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

What a great discovery for photography and friendly people! Thank you Siobhan Burke for all your information so that we could enjoy our trip to Ireland!

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Thank MDR-USA
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Sheep's Head in County Cork, Ireland. Unmissable West Cork coastal scenery. A unique headland peninsula, part of the Wild Atlantic Way route. as gaeilge translation is Rinn Mhuintir Bháire. If you are near Bantry Bay or Dunmanus Bay take a visit here. Popular with walkers, hikers, and featuring a cycle trail. Full of rough walkways, rugged old tracks and narrow... More 

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